"He's in the mode of that smaller, quicker inside receiver who can catch the ball and make people miss and be productive with the yards after the catch," Pasqualoni said. "We're kind of excited and we've been excited about Nick since we got here. He plays hard and he's a great kid. We're just anxious and hopeful to get him the ball a few times."
Williams, who had two receptions as a freshman in 2009 and none last year, has slowly risen up the depth chart. Some in front of him transferred and others just weren't as good as Williams up until his breakthrough game. He caught two short passes against Buffalo and turned them into a 64-yard gain that set up a touchdown and then a 49-yard touchdown.
The Huskies beat the Bulls, 17-3.
"Those were five-yard passes that just happened to be against man-to-man coverage," Williams said. "Once I beat the man on me, the field opened up."
Williams the receiver turned into Williams the return man.
"It was pretty similar," he said. "The one difference was if you break one, you're usually going against the secondary and only about four guys. There's no developed area where you're supposed to run the ball. If you break one on offense, you don't have 11 guys running down trying to get you. They're not in lanes, either."
Last week, UConn lost a shootout to Western Michigan, 38-31, but Williams was at it again. His 26-yard touchdown catch from quarterback Johnny McEntee on fourth-and-5 with 2:03 to go allowed the Huskies to tie the score 31-31.
"We're starting to form a relationship with Johnny and I saw him rolling out of the pocket and I saw a hole in the coverage, so I threw my hand up," Williams said. "He saw me in the end zone and made a great throw. I anticipated the ball being tipped, but it wasn't. Fortunately it just fell into my lap."
The play was reviewed and confirmed.
"I think it's definitely the beginning of something," he said. "As the season goes on, I hope to get more involved and make more plays, but I really want to contribute in ways to help the team win."
Contact sportswriter Mike Casazza at mi...@dailymail.com or 304-319-1142. His blog is at blogs.dailymail.com/wvu.